Liverpool accepted a £13 million bid from Stoke City but it turns out there will be competition from Swansea for the Welshman’s signature.
When Jürgen Klopp took over as Liverpool manager there were always going to be players who played less football, but who would’ve thought that Joe Allen would benefit from playing less football. The lack of game time stimulated the competitive side in Allen and it wasn’t long before the Welshman was putting in very impressive displays for Liverpool.
Despite his upturn in form, Allen has reached an age where playing off the bench is no longer beneficial to the development of his footballing career. He needs to be playing regular football and as such he has been almost constantly linked with a move away from Liverpool.
Stoke’s £13 million bid is the second bid that Liverpool have received for the midfielder after an £8 million bid was rejected while Allen was still in France at the European Championships.
However, Swansea City’s new owners are thought to be interested in signing Joe Allen. Taken from Squakwa, this is what new joint-owner Jason Levien said:
“He [Allen] is certainly someone we have our eye on and we are discussing making a bid.
“We spent time thinking how additions to the club will fit in with the structure and he is someone with a great history here. He is still a young player. He is someone who multiple clubs are interested in, us included.”